Party officials, military officers and war veterans offered incense to war martyrs at a newly-built memorial house in the central province of Quang Tri on July 24.
The memorial house was built on the northern bank of the Thach Han river in An Dong ward, Quang Tri town, to commemorate soldiers who laid down their lives on the Quang Tri frontier, especially at the Quang Tri Citadel and on the Thach Han River.
The project was built at a cost of VND15 billion contributed by employers and employees of the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV).
At the event, To Huy Rua, a Party Politburo member and a Party Central Committee Secretary, expressed the Party, State and people’s deep gratitude towards heroic soldiers who sacrificed themselves for national independence and freedom during the past wars.
Mr Rua, who is also head of the Party Commission for Communication and Education, called on the people to take part in the “Paying Debt of Gratitude” movement to assist relatives of the fallen combatants living in difficulty.
Mr Rua and military officers and war veterans released flowers at Thach Han wharf – part of the memorial house project.
Later, he visited families of war invalids and martyrs in Ai Tu town, Trieu Phong district, and paid floral tribute to fallen combatants at National Cemetery Road No9.
The same day, Quang Tri province broke ground for a project to build War Martyrs Monument in the northern bank of the Thach Han River at a cost of VND40 billion.
Vietnam observes War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day on July 27.